Sketch of an Ancestral Dream
"Sketch of an Ancestral Dream" was constructed from recordings of guided improvisations dealing with the transmission of ancient, ancestral knowledge through dream and semi-conscious states. Instrumentation includes voice, rebab, frame drum and Javanese gamelan.
Dedicated to the creation and dissemination of unconventional musical hybrids and originally formed in 1988, frogtoboggan was not manifested as self until 1992. Since this time, experiments have focused on channeling subconscious variables and furthering their realization by manifesting signals in the corporeal universe.
The frogtoboggan musical apparatus typically, but not exclusively, produces handmade, custom releases, including lathe-cut records in editions of 23 most of which are re-issued as digital versions at a later date.
Other projects which the frogtoboggan has been responsible for perpetuating or participating within are Cloudland, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Gamelan Auxiliary Unguent, and Gamelan Spontificus.
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